Will Stephenson has announced the availability of the second and final release candidate for openSUSE 12.2: "Today the openSUSE project makes available openSUSE 12.2 release candidate 2 for widespread testing, with a final release targeted for mid September. In the two weeks since the previous release candidate, a flurry of last-minute fixes have arrived, mostly in higher level packages as the basic stack has been stabilized and locked. In a late change to the layout of the release, it was decided to move many manuals and books off the DVD medium to save space. These are now part of a 'books' pattern which can be installed separately. Smaller low-level fixes were made to systemd, KIWI, clicfs and udev."
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